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  • Intel tries to create a good culture, but there have been many complaints.
  • It does seem like they take the complaints seriously, which gives a good sense of their interest in making changes.
  • The compensation for these roles is at the high end compared to similar companies.
  • There are some comments that management is not involved enough with their employees and there is not a lot of room for growth
Interview Process

The interview process for a software engineer can take 3-4 weeks.

Stage 1: Behavioral phone screen with hiring manager
Stage 2: Onsite interview
The onsite comprises of several interview rounds, including a research presentation, coding interviews, a behavioral interview, and a general discussion with the manager. The questions are database questions, some math questions, computer networking, coding, algorithm questions, basics of OOP, simple linked list creation/reverse program, basic SQL queries, etc.

The interview process can take up to 2 months.

Stage 1: Phone screen with recruiter
Stage 2: Several in-person interviews, conducted in 3 days
The first day is a structured interview with 3 stations, then a second interview day with 2 hiring managers and a final third-day interview with the chief data scientist and the team leader.

The interview process for a product/experience/UX UI designer can take about a month

Stage 1: Phone screen with recruiter
Stage 2: Phone interview with hiring manager
Stage 3: Onsite interview (7 hrs)

The interview process for a product manager at Intel can take up to 3 weeks.

Stage 1: Phone screen with recruiter
Stage 2: Phone interview with hiring manager
Stage 3: Several in-person interviews, conducted in 3 days
The onsite includes 3 consecutive in-person interviews by 1 product manager, 1 VP, and 1 product marketing manager. Interview processes are half behavioral questions and half technical questions.

Interview Questions
  • Explain cache coherency in detail in single core system and multi-core systems and how will you overcome the problem of data inconsistency in both the scenarios?
  • Questions about C language (pointers, structures, etc.).
  • Graph questions.
  • String compression.
  • What is the most common bug when accessing memory in C++?
  • What are the components in a computer and where are they located?
  • Merge 2 sorted arrays.
  • What does Python mean to you?
  • What does it mean that a language is interpreted rather than compiled?
  • What are object inheritance and object composition?
  • What is the difference between a primary key and a foreign key in a database?
  • Can you write a recursive function that takes an integer as input and computes the factorial of that number? If we used that function for a large number, such as 1 million, what is something that might happen?
  • In Python, how are lists implemented?
  • If you had some potentially very large files, how would you design a program to determine whether 2 files had exactly the same contents?
  • Can you make a function that accepts a string and returns every other instance of each letter?
  • If you wanted to learn about a concept you didn't know anything about, such as machine learning, how would you go about doing that?
  • In JavaScript, what is the purpose of a closure?
  • OS Concepts - Memory management, File Systems basics, Multiprocessor Boot process, BIOS, Synchronization (Mutexes, Semaphores).
  • Detect loop in a linked list.
  • Reverse a linked list.
  • What is polymorphism and operator overloading?
  • Inheritance in Java vs Cpp
  • Find 2 missing numbers in an array filled with integers
  • Find the second shortest path between s and t in a given directed graph.
  • What is a virtual function?
  • Given an array of n integers. Derive an array where the value of the element at index i is the product of elements in the given array except element i in the given array. The complexity should be O(n).
  • How do you traverse a timing graph starting from the input nodes? Data structure of the nodes in the graph is given. Write a C program for it.
  • Implement C++ hashing function.
  • What are all of the aspects of Object Oriented Programming?
  • Experiences in the field of data science
  • What is the most challenging aspect of what you do now?
  • Describe a recent data science project you have worked on.
  • Describe the structure of an LSTM model.
  • Given measurements of acceleration taken from a wristband, with second by second acceleration in the X, Y, Z axis, how would you predict if the person wearing the wrist is sitting, walking, or just standing?
  • Eigen values and statistics questions.
  • Questions from scripting, basic cmos, logic design.
  • Explain about your design process.
  • What is your vision of the industry and what strategy do you suggest?
  • How do you see Intel's recent market challenge? How do you design a product to overcome that challenge?
About Intel


Utilize the power of Moore's Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on earth.


If it's smart and connected, it's best with Intel.


There's a strong commitment at Intel to quality and continuous improvement. This commitment extends to all levels of the company. We strive to achieve the highest standards of excellence; do the right things right; continuously learn, develop, and improve; and take pride in our work.

Risk Taking

Risk taking recognizes that some failures are unavoidable. Some experiments will generate favorable outcomes, while others will lead to disappointment. But even the disappointments can be turned into gains. We strive to embrace a growth mindset in everything we do, foster innovation and creative thinking, embrace change and challenge the status quo, listen to all ideas and viewpoints, learn from our successes and mistakes, and encourage and reward informed risk taking.

An Inclusive, Great Place to Work

At Intel, we believe a productive and challenging work environment is vital to our success. This requires an open, candid, and respectful approach to working with one another. Building trust and maintaining dignity are critical in our very diverse global workforce and environment. Ultimately, we want every employee to look forward to coming to work each day.

We strive to create an inclusive work environment that fosters diversity; treat one another equally with dignity and respect; be open and direct; promote a challenging work environment that develops our workforce; work as a team with respect and trust for each other; win and have fun; recognize and reward accomplishments; manage performance fairly and firmly; and be an asset to our communities worldwide.


Our employees pride themselves on their ability to make and meet commitments, a quality we're able to attain by clearly communicating our intentions and expectations. We strive to conduct business with uncompromising integrity and professionalism; ensure a safe, clean, and injury-free workplace; make and meet commitments; properly plan, fund, and staff projects; pay attention to detail; and keep Intel information secure.

"Discipline is all about planning. A lot of people think that it's presentation skills, but it's really preparation skills."

Customer Orientation

Intel's concept of customer orientation goes beyond conducting business in the marketplace. It's absolutely crucial that we listen and respond to our team members within Intel in a cooperative and supportive manner. We listen and respond to our customers, suppliers, and stakeholders; clearly communicate mutual intentions and expectations; deliver innovative and competitive products and services; make it easy to work with us; and excel at customer satisfaction.

Results Orientation

We strive to set challenging and competitive goals, focus on output, assume responsibility, and execute flawlessly. To help drive that process, we encourage each other to assume responsibility and to confront and solve the inevitable problems that arise along the way. Our well-known practice of constructive confrontation has served us well in recognizing issues early and dealing with them quickly and efficiently in a problem-solving mode.

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